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Jul
24

Big Ten Media Day: Ohio State Responds to Harbaugh

The Michigan coach said his team “will die trying” to defeat the Buckeyes and Michigan State to regain footing in their annual rivalry games.  Ryan Day, though, said it’s first things first, and that’s defeating Minnesota in the opener.

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May
31

Buckeyes Planning On 2022 After Missing Out On NCAAs

This team had more than a few chances to make a run at a post-season berth, but it never got into a rhythm to make a serious run; Now, the work begins to make sure this doesn’t happen next season.

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May
30

Ohio State: Burhenn (Who Else?) Anchors Another Win

The junior right-hander struck out 11 and gave up one run.  But it was his bulldog effort in getting out of a bases-loaded jam in the sixth inning that highlighted what could have been his final college start for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Mark Znidar writes for Press Pros.

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May
28

Dezenzo Hits Two Three-Run Homers In Buckeyes’ Win

Neither wind, or rain, or the lack of post-season motivation was enough to discourage shortstop Zach Dezenzo. His pair of home runs and six RBIs assured the Buckeyes of at least a .500 season Friday in a 13-10 win over Northwestern. Read Mark Znidar in today’s Press Pros.

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May
25

Coupet, Murphy Stand Out In Ohio State Loss To Indiana

Coach Greg Beals and his staff had no choice than to have a bullpen game when Griffan Smith was scratched, and the ploy gave the team a chance to win. Mark Znidar writes for Tuesday’s Press Pros.

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May
24

Buckeyes Bounce Back Behind Burhenn Masterpiece

After Nebraska clinched the league title in game one of a Sunday doubleheader (below), Ohio State ace Garrett Burhenn stunned Indiana, battling for an NCAA bid, with a sparkling 7-hit shutout and a 3-1 Buckeye win. Mark Znidar writes in Monday’s Press Pros.

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May
22

Bullpen Collapses, Ohio State Blows 7-Run Lead In Loss

Fateful signal…Greg Beals called to the bullpen four times after the Buckeyes took a 9-2 lead in the seventh. But Nebraska scored 9 unanswered runs in their final three at bats to win Saturday, 11-9. Mark Znidar writes for Press Pros.

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May
16

Todys, Erwin Help Ohio State Avoid Sweep by Spartans

TJ Brock (below) applied the finishing touches to a 7-3 Buckeyes win on Sunday, avoiding a Michigan State sweep and keeping hope alive with the season’s most important weekend approaching. Read Mark Znidar in today’s Press Pros.

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May
15

Ohio State: Another Loss, But Smith Is A Positive

You never want to leave the game…but left-hander Griffan Smith made his first start since 2020 on Saturday, and it was an encouraging one – two hits, one walk and no runs and striking out two in 3 1/3 innings. But the Buckeyes drops the game and the series to Michigan State, 2-0. Read more in today’s feature.

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May
15

Buckeyes: Ohio State Drops Game 1 To Michigan State

Buckeyes starter Seth Lonsway gave up four runs in the second inning, and Michigan State right-hander Mason Erla did the rest in pulling off the upset at Bill Davis Stadium. Conner Pohl (pictured) hits his eleventh home run of the season. Read Mark Znidar’s column about Buckeye baseball inside Press Pros.

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May
12

Ohio State Rides Burhenn, Erwin To Victory

Buckeyes had a three-game series at Minnesota wiped out by COVID-19 infections among Gophers, but get a win over Purdue in a makeup game. Read more OSU baseball this weekend against Michigan State, by Mark Znidar here on Press Pros.

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May
3

Ohio State Again Can’t Sweep A Big Ten Series….

The pitching staff and starter Jack Neely was knocked around by Purdue and nullified a four home run performance by the batting order. Buckeyes get their toes stepped on (pictured) in series finale. Mark Znidar writes for Press Pros.

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May
2

Ohio State Puts Purdue On Boil In 12-2 Victory

Shortstop Zach Dezenzo went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer and starter Seth Lonsway was exquisite in giving up four hits and striking out nine over eight innings. Read Mark Znidars Ohio State Baseball in today’s Press Pros.

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May
1

Ohio State Rides Pohl’s Bat In Ripping Purdue

The fifth-year senior first baseman hit his ninth home run of the season and had a double and single; Starter Garrett Burhenn threw 120 pitches in six innings to get his fourth victory. (Pictured) Looking at the Umpire for an answer… the runner was out! Read more Buckeyes baseball by Mark Znidar in today’s Press Pros.

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Apr
25

Znidar: Ohio State Still Has Shot at NCAA Tournament

Late At The Plate…The bullpen gave up seven runs to Penn State after the Buckeyes had taken a 5-3 lead in the fourth, costing them a series sweep. But a fortuitous Big Ten schedule down the stretch gives them plenty of opportunities to boost their resume. “Just Win Baby” is the slogan from here on out. Read Mark Znidar in the latest Press Pros update.

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Apr
24

Lonsway At His Best, Puts Up Zeroes In Buckeyes’ Win

It was lefthander Seth Lonsway as good as it gets in a 7-0 Buckeye win Saturday over Penn State. Mark Znidar writes the story for Press Pros.

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Apr
23

Buckeyes Outlast Penn State to Take Series Opener

Streak snapped, as Buckeyes take game one of the weekend series with Penn State. Mark Znidar writes the story for today’s Press Pros.

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Apr
17

Olave Returns To Buckeyes To Polish His Skills

Not many people thought the receiver would return for another Scarlet-Gray spring game after catching 50 passes for 729 yards and seven touchdowns in only seven games in 2020. Mark Znidar writes for Press Pros.

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Apr
12

Day Wishes Ohio State Had “15 More Practices”

This is the final week of spring football, but the Buckeyes’ head coach always worries about catching up after the players missed so much time in 2020 because of COVID-19 precautions. Mark Znidar writes for Press Pros.

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Apr
11

Michigan Sends Buckeyes Home With Bruising Finale…

Buckeyes hit an obstacle in Michigan…After losing the series opener, Michigan didn’t flinch and the Buckeyes hit the wall in the Sunday finale, losing 16-7. Mark Znidar writes the story for Press Pros.

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